|Rolling stock||KiHa 40 series DMU|
|Line length||20.4 km (12.7 mi)|
|Number of tracks||1|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Karasuyama Line (烏山線 Karasuyama-sen?) is a railway line in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, owned and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Hōshakuji in the town of Takanezawa with Karasuyama in Nasukarasuyama.
|Hōshakuji||宝積寺||-||0.0||Tōhoku Main Line||Takanezawa, Shioya District|
Most services on the line are operated by KiHa 40 series single-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains, but from the start of the revised timetable on 15 March 2014, a new EV-E301 series two-car battery electric multiple unit (BEMU) was introduced on the Karasuyama Line and Tohoku Main Line between Utsunomiya and Karasuyama. Developed from the experimental "Smart Denchi-kun" battery electric railcar also tested on this line since 2012, the EV-E301 series train is recharged at a special recharging facility built at Karasuyama Station, and operates on battery power over the non-electrified Karasuyama Line tracks. The intention is to ultimately replace all of the diesel trains used on the line with new EV-E301 series battery electric units.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia
- "烏山線でEV-E301系が営業運転を開始" [EV-E301 series enters revenue service on Karasuyama Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 16 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "JR東日本 烏山線に新型蓄電池電車導入" [JR East to introduce new battery train on Karasuyama Line]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- JR気動車客車編成表 '04年版 [JR DMU & Coaching Stock Formations - 2004]. Japan: JRR. 1 July 2004. p. 197. ISBN 4-88283-125-2.
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